I didn’t realize this until today, but iA’s Writer Pro is currently on sale for $5 (normally $20). The sale ends when WWDC ends, which is pretty much today.
The jury is still out on whether this app’s various modes really enhance the writing and editing process, but given how much I enjoyed using iA Writer, I’m willing to give Writer Pro a chance for $5. It’s missing the Dropbox sync of iA Writer, but the devs have announced that it’s only a matter of time until that comes along.
I’m also really curious to see how specialized writing apps — complete with custom keyboard layouts — will fare in iOS 8 with third-party keyboards in place. Will keyboards like Fleksy and Swype be limited to specific dimensions on the screen, or will they be free to come up with funkier split-keyboard takes, and larger key sizes?